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Sunday 5 October 1947

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jérôme Deschamps and Brian Johnson. Nightmare Alley, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 while Gentleman's Agreement by Laura Z. Hobson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Seven Arts Quiz.
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TV Series

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Seven Arts Quiz

Starring: Bill Slater

Country: United States

Télé-Paris

Starring: Angelvin, Jacques Chabannes

Country: France

WJLA ABC 7 News

Starring: Erik Mueller

Country: United States

Author Meets the Critics

Starring: John Barkham, Ray Brock, H.V. Kaltenborn, Quentin Reynolds

Country: United States

The Walter Compton News

Starring: Walter Compton

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Nightmare Alley

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray

Country: United States

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Song of Love

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, Robert Walker

Country: United States

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The Unsuspected

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Audrey Totter

Country: United States

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Unconquered

Directed by: Cecil B. De Mille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva

Country: United States

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Dark Passage

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays:
  • Jérôme Deschamps: French actor, director and stage author, as well as a cinema actor and director associated with the Famille Deschiens troupe founded by Macha Makeïeff in 1978.
  • Brian Johnson: American singer (AC/DC) after replacing Bon Scott's death in 1980.
  • Michèle Pierre-Louis: Haitian politician 14th Prime Minister of Haiti.
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Facts:
  • 1st Presidential address televised from White House-HS Truman
  • Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series
  • First Presidential address televised from White House - Harry Truman.
  • The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1947 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Near You - Elliot Lawrence & His Orchestra
  2. An Apple Blossom Wedding - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra (Vocal Don Cornell)

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Magazine Covers

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  • Esquire
  • Life: Notre Dames Lujack football
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Andrei Y. Vishinsky -- Sep. 29, 1947

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Gentleman's Agreement

By: Laura Z. Hobson

The plot of GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT concerns the experiences of a young Gentile writer who poses as a Jew in order to secure material on anti-Semitism for a series of magazine articles.

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The Moneyman

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Moneyman By Thomas B. Costain 1947 Hardcover. Thrilling story of a great conspiracy and Romance in the Court of King VII Published by Doubleday & Comp.

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Lydia Bailey

By: Kenneth Roberts

A fascinating, thoroughly researched historical novel of Haiti and Africa, and the early United States, outlining Haitians battle for freedom seen through the eyes of one man.

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